Acute & Continuing Care
Welcome to the home page for the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Division of Acute & Continuing Care. The Division includes licensing and certification programs for more than two dozen types of health care providers in Indiana, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, and abortion clinics. Some of these programs have individual home pages and are linked below.
Announcements / Current News
Emergency Order Reissuing Temporary Blanket Waivers for Hospitals and Ambulatory Outpatient Surgical Centers
NOTICE to All Hospitals & Ambulatory Surgical Centers: IDOH’s COVID-19 Regulatory Blanket Waivers were extended one final time through June 30, 2022. Facilities may request an individual waiver to continue temporary changes to physical plant requirements beyond July 1. Individual waiver requests must be submitted to IDOH by May 31, 2022. If a facility intends to make any physical plant changes permanent, they must submit a plan review application by May 31, 2022 and the plans must be received by IDOH Health Care Engineering within 60 days of the application being submitted. Facilities do not need to submit a request for a temporary waiver if the plan review application has been submitted and may continue to operate until the plan review process is finalized.
IDOH Guidance for Implementation of Fetal Disposition Requirements from House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1337
As a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, an injunction preventing the enforcement of certain provisions of HEA 1337 from 2016 was lifted September 3, 2019 and these provisions are now enforceable. This law updated the requirements for the disposition of miscarried remains/aborted remains (“fetal remains”) in Indiana.
| Indiana Department of Health|
Division of Acute & Continuing Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7474 [Acute Care Receptionist]|
(317) 233-1325 [IDOH Main Switchboard]
(317) 233-7472 [Administrative Assistant]
(317) 233-7157 [Fax]
Report a Complaint or Incident to the IDOH
Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care providers or suppliers.
The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the IDOH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy. The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations. This form is not to be used to file a complaint.